ABA Journal

Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Weekly Briefs: Fewer than half of Americans approve of SCOTUS; ex-judge denies raping secretary
Jul 30, 2021, 06:25 pm CDT

Treasury must provide Congress with Trump’s tax returns, Justice Department says in legal opinion
Jul 30, 2021, 03:20 pm CDT

McDonald’s investor suit alleges Morgan Lewis rushed probe of then-CEO
Jul 30, 2021, 02:10 pm CDT

Federal prosecutor alleges retaliation for complaints about discrimination and racist statements
Jul 30, 2021, 12:15 pm CDT

3rd Circuit judicial council rejects bias allegations against two federal appeals judges
Jul 30, 2021, 09:00 am CDT

‘Making a Murderer’ subject Steven Avery loses appellate bid for new-trial hearing; his lawyer is undeterred
Jul 29, 2021, 01:42 pm CDT

Federal judge bashes Kramer Levin lawyers, even as he denies sanctions for their conduct
Jul 29, 2021, 11:27 am CDT

11th Circuit rules for Southern Poverty Law Center in defamation suit over hate group designation
Jul 29, 2021, 09:34 am CDT

Woman went to law school so she could help fight for her transgender daughter’s rights
Jul 29, 2021, 09:13 am CDT

Texas lawyer pleads guilty to passing public PACER documents to Mexican drug traffickers
Jul 28, 2021, 04:00 pm CDT

Web designer who offers wedding websites can be compelled to serve same-sex couples, 10th Circuit says
Jul 28, 2021, 02:10 pm CDT

US sells one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album to satisfy forfeiture judgment of ‘Pharma Bro’
Jul 28, 2021, 10:52 am CDT

DOJ won’t defend congressman accused of helping incite US Capitol riot
Jul 28, 2021, 10:13 am CDT

Lawyer’s suit claims raid was retaliation for successful defense; city sees allegations as baseless
Jul 28, 2021, 09:36 am CDT

Guatemalan lawyer travels to remote areas, sometimes by foot, to help reunite separated families
Jul 27, 2021, 03:19 pm CDT

Judge faces ethics charges for Facebook post defending cop who said accused spa shooter had ‘a really bad day’
Jul 27, 2021, 01:38 pm CDT

Biden’s initial US attorney picks include historic firsts
Jul 27, 2021, 12:48 pm CDT

Public defenders say modified ShotSpotter coordinates were used to implicate client; is it a widespread problem?
Jul 27, 2021, 11:24 am CDT

‘Common good originalism’ is neither originalist nor a good way to judge, essay says
Jul 27, 2021, 09:41 am CDT

Supreme Court tribal decision ‘has upended Oklahoma’s criminal justice system;’ will ruling be curtailed?
Jul 26, 2021, 04:16 pm CDT

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